The Graduate School of Education welcomes two new faculty, Dr. Kathleen King and Dr. Rican Vue, and one new supervisor of teacher education, Jennifer Quezada to its ranks this year.
Visiting Assistant Professor Kathleen R. King received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Georgia. She worked as a school psychologist in rural Georgia before pursuing post-doctoral work in prevention science. Dr. King’s research centers on prevention, early detection, and intervention in the area of classroom behavior problems. She is also involved in efforts to implement and evaluate effective teacher classroom behavior management strategies. Most recently, Dr. King has sought to evaluate the effectiveness of classroom-based physical activity interventions as universal (Tier 1) supports.
Assistant Professor Rican Vue received her Ph.D. from UCLA. Her scholarship focuses on the role of race and its intersections with ethnicity, class and gender in the sociopolitical, symbolic, and structural dynamics of education with an emphasis on equity in higher education. As part of this work, her research examines how race and racial ideology are remade and resisted in education policy and practice and how these processes shape the experiences, identity formation and opportunities of students of color, including those from immigrant and refugee communities. Her passion for improving equity in higher education stem from her involvement in student-initiated inclusion efforts, coordination of outreach and enrichment programming for students from historically underrepresented communities, and experiences as a first-generation college student. Her research can be found in American Educational Research Journal, Race Ethnicity and Education, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and Harvard Educational Review.
Supervisor of Teacher Education Jennifer Quezada will be completing her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership (with an emphasis in Leading Instructional Change) from the University of Southern California in May of 2020. Ms. Quezada holds an M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of Redlands; an Administrative Services Credential, Single-Subject English Teaching Credential, as well as a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential; and she is a Certified Microsoft Trainer. She has served as a public school English teacher at both the middle and high school levels, and has experience as an Induction Support Provider, where she has coached and mentored beginning teachers throughout their induction process. Most recently, Ms. Quezada served as a Teacher on Assignment/Instructional Coach for Secondary English-Language Arts in the Fontana Unified School District.